Top Pakistani Politicians Having Showbiz Background

(Last Updated On: 04/06/2015)

Politics is a very popular field in Pakistan and people from all walks of life participate in this field. There are a few top politicians who are big names in politics but have a showbiz background.

Asif Ali Zardari

One of the very famous names of Pakistani politics that is known for reconciliatory type of politics in Pakistani political sphere. He is the co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party and former President of Pakistan. It may come as a huge surprise to many of us but he has played the role of childhood of Waheed Murad in the film “Salgirah” released back in 1969. Although Asif Ali Zardari did not excel in acting but in Pakistani politics, he is currently one of the few big names.

Tariq Aziz

Tariq Aziz is very well known for his long running show “Neelam Ghar”. He has also appeared in Lollywood films “Insaniyat” and “Haar Gaya Insaan”. He started his political career from Pakistan People’s Party platform and then joined Pakistan Muslim League (N) and in 1996 he was elected member of National Assembly from Lahore.


Fozia Wahab

Former Secretary Information of Pakistan People’s Party, Fozia Wahab before joining politics worked in PTV drama serial “Kuhr” as cousin of the hero. This drama was telecasted by PTV in 1991-1992. She died on 17th of June 2012.


Musarat Shaheen

She is the most popular actress Pushto films has ever seen. She has participated in elections against Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman several times but lost every single time. She has acted in more than 20 super-hit Pushto films.


Kanwal Nouman

She is a very well known actress and started her career back in 1987. She was connected to showbiz for almost 23 years. “Piyas”, “Shanakht” and “Khoji” are her most famous drama serials. She joined politics on Pakistan Muslim League (N) platform and has been elected member of Punjab Assembly in 2013.

Hamza Ali Abbasi

“Pyaray Afzal” gave him the peak of his career where he played the role of Afzal with Aiza Khan acting with him. He has acted in film “Waar” and “Mai Hoon Shahid Afridi” as well. He is now an active part of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf.

Sharmila Farooqi

She is currently attached to Pakistan People’s Party and she has worked in drama serial “Panchwan Mousam” along with Ijaz Aslam, Talat Hussain, Abdullah Kadwani and Gulab Chandio. She has been elected as member Sindh Assembly in 2013.


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